Calling all cricketers

6th February 2014

News, Student news, Alumni news

Did you play men's or women's cricket at Wadham College? Were you a Freebooter? Maybe you were captain?

  • Wadham College Cricket Club Society secretary Paul Foley in action

  • The 1935 Freebooters

  • 1999 Women's Cuppers Champions

    1999 Women's Cuppers Champions

  • Preseident's XI, 2013

  • 1907 First XI

  • Play at Wadham's Marston Ferry Road ground

We’re putting together a new cricket section of the Wadham website and would like to involve cricketers past and present, making it easier for cricketing and freebooter alumni to stay in touch, find out about forthcoming fixtures and events and share tour reports and anecdotes.

We are collecting and sharing archive material from all generations to bring it to life. 

On the website are photos of teams and tours from many, but not all, years between 1907(!) and 2013. Help us fill in the gaps and put names to faces.

So please, step up to the wicket and send in your photos, match reports, scorebooks, anecdotes, dinner menus… and remind your team-mates to contact us too. Get in touch in an email marked ‘Wadham Cricket’ to

Forthcoming events

Freebooters Boat Race vs The Boat Club
Director's screenings of the award winning documentaries 'Fire In Babylon' and 'From The Ashes' (Oxford and London)
The President’s midsummer solstice inter-generational tournament (20s vs 30s vs 40+) and dinner (21-22 June)
Tours: to France, Bordeaux CC at Chateau Giscours, Medoc, (19-22 September), Devon (July) and Sussex (August)
The usual smattering of alumni and freebooter fixtures, and net and pub sessions in London.

Cricketers past and present are welcome to join us as players, spectators…or even as competition.

Recent major tours and events:
Cambridge 2011
Wiltshire 2012
Kent 2013
Freebooters Olympics

Don’t forget to send your email marked ‘Wadham Cricket’ to and we will help you stay in touch with fellow cricketers.